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killed on 9/11, i had 11 years to say you're my family. >> reporter: good news to visitors to the 9/11 memorial in new york, a dispute over how to fund construction on a museum on the memorial grounds was resolved monday night. >> we feel the public is so needing this complimentary experience to the memorial. >> reporter: construction begins at the end of the month. susan mcginnis, cbs news, the pentagon. >> there have been three studies that recently found that those who lived or worked near ground zero were 15 to 20 times more likely to get some form of cancer than the general population. on this 11th anniversary of the terrorist attacks, many of us ask the question we've asked for the past 11 years, are we safer? >> the president and many experts say we are but as bruce less hahn reports, that safety -- leshan reports, that safety comes at a high cost. >> reporter: who could forget how terrifed and vulnerable we
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felt. who can ignore the hassles we've had to accept. the wars we fought, the terrorist master minds we killed or captured, but are we safer? >> we are safer. there's no question. >> reporter: skip brandon is former f.b.i. assistant director for counterterrorism. >> our intelligence law enforcement people are actually talking to each other. >> reporter: our mind set changed by september 12. the shoe bomber and underwear bomber proved airline passengers are unlikely again to ever give up without a fight. police in montgomery county and across the country have focused on counterterrorism. homeland security has spent billions equipping officers with equipment like radiation detectors. >> the money we spent is like spending money for insurance. you have to decide just how safe you want to be. >> reporter: one political scientist at ohio state
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university has estimated your odds of being killed by a terrorist at one in 3.5 million. to make those odds even smaller, america has spent trillions of dollars and sacrificed the lives of thousands of our heroic service members. >> in order to imagine that we're safer from terrorism, we've given up all kinds of freedom. >> reporter: the regional aclu director says the costs outweigh the risks. >> if you're a muslim american, you're a lot less safe because the f.b.i. has you in its sights. >> reporter: more than a decade later, we still wrestle how to respond totter i.r.s. threat without losing sight of the rights that make us americans. bruce leshan, 9news now. >> of course we heard it before. one thing that keeps america's homeland security officials up at night, they can succeed in protecting us 99% of the time,
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the terrorists -- [indiscernible] >> the sentencing for qiewmee -- kwame brown is delayed so he can complete his cooperation with prosecutors. he's now being sentenced on november 13. brown you may remember resigned his seat in june and pleaded guilty to bank fraud and misdemeanor campaign finance violations. he faces a maximum of six months in prison for the bank fraud conviction and an additional six months for the campaign finance violation. police searching for the killer of a local high school senior took their investigation to the public. they're hoping for a break in the murder of amber stanley. >> as matt jablow tells us, police aren't the only ones hoping for a break in the case. amber stanley'mother is pleading with the public to come forward with more information. >> reporter: it was an incredible show of love and support and concern. >> we need help.
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>> reporter: nearly three weeks after 17-year-old amber stanley. >> she was beautiful, she was smart. >> reporter: was found shot to death in her prince george's county home, residents fill the kettering community center to hear police talk about their efforts to solve the case. >> we're talking to everybody we can in the shopping centers. >> reporter: efforts that now include a significant outreach to the public for information that could lead to an arrest. >> we need the community to pull together. >> reporter: irma is stanley's mother. she says she has no idea who killed her daughter. >> i'm at a loss. >> reporter: a young whom whom she described as -- woman whom she described as talented and loving. >> i miss her. my baby. i'm just waiting to wake up from a horrible dream. i'm just walking around waiting to wake up. >> reporter: should you have any information about the person or people who killed amber stanley, you're asked to call crime sollers at 1-# 66---
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8-66-411 tips. matt jablow, 9news now. the five men found guilty in the south capitol street shootings will be sentenced soon. the five were convicted earlier this year in a march 2010 drive- by shooting along south capitol street which killed four people. the victims were attending a funeral of a fifth victim at the time. prosecutors say that young man was shot previously over a missing bracelet. a number of family members are scheduled to testify at today's sentencing hearing. four of five defendants are facing sentences of life without parole. we could learn more today about plans to try a former virginia police officer on murder charges. daniel harman-wright is scheduled to be in culpeper county circuit court. he shot and killed 54-year-old pa frisch ya cook during a traffic stop last february. the officer claims cook trapped his hand in the window of her jeep and drove way. prosecutors say the police officer didn't fire the fatal shot till he was clear of the
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vehicle. he is scheduled to go on tria in january. american express is suing the maryland man whose companion disappeared in aruba last year. the lawsuit seeks to avoid a travel policy he took out in robin gardner's name before their trip. he claims she disappeared while the two were snorkeling. she's never been found. american express says the policy is void because they weren't married, related or business partners. two years after a catholic university graduate student was murdered, his killer has been brought to justice. >> 18-year-old eric formman was found guilty of murdering 34- year-old neil galesky during an armed robbery. it happened august 22, 2010 in the sherman circle neighborhood. foreman will be sentenced in november and faces a mandatory minimum term of 30 years in prison. it's 4:36. here's a look at some of the other stories making news now. u.s. intelligence officials confirm that al qaeda's number two leader in yemen has been
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killed. he was killed in a missile attack monday in the southern prove minutes of yemen. he is a saudi national who fought nato forces in afghanistan and spent six years at the u.s. military prison in guantanamo bay. six others were also killed in the strike. teachers in the nation's third largest school district return to the picket line today. 25,000 unionized public school teachers went on strike after negotiations broke off sunday night. both sides say they're close to an agreement on salary but issues involving teacher performance and evaluations are among the main sticks points. chicago mayor is pushing to end the strike quickly. >> the system was designed by the teachers, for the teachers, and will be revised by the teachers. nothing could be more respectful of their voice and their role in their profession. very good teachers want to make sure there are very good
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teachers alongside them. students were allowed to come to school to eat breakfast and lunch but were sent home after. the 17-yard student who was -- 17-year-old student who we shot last month in baltimore county is out of the hospital. he has down syndrome and was excited to play with his dog, make some tacos and watch the ravens on tv. he was shot inside the high school's cafeteria on august 27 on the first day of school. 15-year-old robert gladden is now facing charges in that. we're in for another cool day. in two minutes, howard will let you know what you should expect before you head out the door. in the next few months, toys 'r' us is going to enter the technology market. we'll explain at 4:41. >> cracked bridges along one. the region's newest toll roads. we'll tell you when and when you should expect repair work to begin. >> keep it right here. we're back with your weather first in two minutes.
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. welcome back. 4:41 on this tuesday monk. some will -- morning. some will need a jacket this morning. it's going to be a beautiful day, might be nicer than yesterday because the winds are going to be lighter. 3:00 76. 78 or so by 2:00, 2:30. i'll be back in a few minutes. we have a warming trend headed our way. here's monica with timesaver traffic. nothing to worry about on the northbound side of 95. dale city all the way up the line to springfield and on to 395 to the 14th street bridge your lanes are open. i'll be back with more traffic at 4:47. back to you guys. >> thank you, monika. our time is 4:41. it's time for your money segment of the morning. >> it is indeed. good morning, jessica doyle. >> good morning. wall street looking ahead to some fresh data hoping for some
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better things but recent news hasn't been all that good which is why investors are really awaiting the outcome of this week's federal reserve meeting. some analysts are thinking last week's disappointing jobs report is increasing the chance fed will want to do more to help boost the weak economy. checking the numbers the dow coming off of a five-year high, not too far away, though, only dropping 52 points in frayed yesterday. nasdaq had -- in trade yesterday. nasdaq had a bad day. the s&p 500 was down by almost 9 points. hewlett-packard is planning to cut about 2,000 more jobs than it previously announced. that brings the overall number of layoffs to 29,000 by the fall of 2014. last month hp posted its largest loss in the company's 73-year history. thousands and possibly millions of websites hosted by godaddy  by com suffered a costly outage yesterday. an anonymous hacker is claiming responsibility for this. hosts more than five million websites mostly
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for small businesses. and toys 'r' us jumping into the tablet war. it plans to launch its own tablet computer aimed at children called tabio. it comes with 50 preinstalled apps and they're personally selected by toys 'r' us for children. it's going to sell for about $150 and will be on the market just in time for the holidays. it will be interesting to see how the market responds to this since there are so many other options. but this one you know your kids aren't going to get in trouble when they're on this because it's designed for children. >> watching an 18-month-old the other day grabbing for her ipad. it's amazing. >> the swipe is intuitive to them. >> my 7-year-old has taught my 73-year-old mother how to use it. >> well done. >> next, online banking. there's a growing public health issue affecting millions of people every year and it's
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still a taboo subject. >> we'll hear from u.s. surgeon general about the government's efforts to reduce suicides in america. 9news now returns in two minutes.
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good morning. welcome back to 9news now. it is 4:46 on this institution morning. -- this tuesday morning. i'm a little bleary eyed. i stayed up to watch the marathon tennis match and then opened the windows a crack. >> had a nap and woke up in time to come to work. >> it's just refreshing outside. so beautiful. >> it is pleasant. we have mid- to upper 40s in many of the suburbs. the allergens, don't pay attention for the next 25 seconds because i'm starting with the allergy update for everybody except andrea. this comes in from around noon from the u.s. army of centralized allergen extract lab. say that five times fast.
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tree pollen lass been low and has been low for months but the grass and weeds poll listen is in the high category respectively. mold spores dropped to moderate but with ragweed season around, you may suffer from grass allergies. it was a tough day and probably a tough morning as well. bus stop forecast this morning, clear and cool or even chilly in spots. we're down in the 40s. sunrise at 6:46 this morning. doesn't set till about 7:22 but getting earlier and earlier. 60 degrees at 8:00 on the day planner with lunch outside or jogging time, whatever middle of the day going to be perfect, 72. north winds at 5. 4:00 76. about 2:30 or so, 3:30, somewhere in that range we'll get to 78. by 8:00 we're about 70 with light winds going on this afternoon and this evening, it's going to be another near perfect day. right now look at the temps. they're down in the mid-40s in winchester and cumberland at 46. gaithersburg 48. harrisonburg 45. it is a chilly, chilly morning
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with 62 thanks to the warmer waters keeping the patuxent river naval air station milder. 50 at the tappahannock airport. easton is 52 this morning. here in town we have 59. i to to bill in newland and he said it is clear as a bell. clear, beautiful sleeping weather, 59. wind north, northwest. a strong healthy area of high pressure ging us the northwesterly winds. on the back side of the high across the plains where the winds are southerly, that's warmed things up. they were in the 90s yesterday across many areas in the central and northern plains. we'll see a bit of that warm-up headed our way. weather wise not much to tell you because high pressure is in control. we're going to stay high and dry probably through the end of the workweek. our next chance of rain late saturday, saturday night into sunday as the next front approaches. today, though, you see some of the 80s warming up a little bit. chicago, st. louis mid- to upper 80s but across the east, gorgeous weather up in boston and new york, 70 to 75. 57 down in virginia beach -- 75
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down in virginia beach. charleston, west virginia a fantastic 81. pittsburgh 76. around here we look awesome. sunny today. high temperatures 78 degrees. tonight we're going to be closer to 59 in d.c. but again near 50, maybe a couple of upper 40s in the really chilly spots. tomorrow another great day, a little warmer, 83. thursday 84. still winds not much of a factor. humidity levels staying low. friday also 84 but over the weekend, here it is late saturday into sunday. temperatures going to still be in the low 80s. got a chance for a couple of storms. monday looking dry and 83. the nighttime lows will creep up into the 60s. it is 4:49. here comes monika samtani. she's got another look at timesaver traffic. i'm happy to say we're starting off the morning rush hour really well. it's nice and light all over town. i'm start off with the north side coming from frederick and i-70 down the line to clarksburg and the point where the lanes divide. right now your lanes are open and it's incident free.
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you know how quickly that loads up within the next hour or so- so head out if you can early. we'll take a live look outside and show what you it looks like. on the wilson bridge on the south side of town, no problems to report between oxon hill and alexandria. back over to the maps this time inside the beltway crossing the potomac river. everything is final. same with the roosevelt bridge coming in from 66. in lorton 95 is still nice and light, lorton up to springfield and on to 395. i'll be back with more traffic at 4:55. but first, inspectors have found cracks on two more bridges on maryland's intercounty connector. the toll road is still safe to travel according to officials but the hairline cracks do need to be repaired. the designer for the project is disputing the state's findings and has hired a third party consultant to decide who's right. hairline cracks were also found on bridges on a separate segment of the 19-mile highway. a different contractor agreed to pay for the repairs in that
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case. back to you. >> thank you, monika. suicide is a public health issue which affects millions of people every year. but it remains a taboo subject which is not openly discussed the way it should be. i spoke with u.s. surgeon genre gina benjamin about this issue and a new -- regina benjamin about this issue and a new national campaign. >> it is almost one every 15 minutes. it's not only a problem, it's a public health issue. it's like a small airplane falling out of the sky each day. if we did that, we would pay more attention to it. so we've revised the national suicide prevention strategy to address this issue to take a comprehensive look that engages everyone, businesses and public- private partnerships with many of the organizations to come
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together to start to address this issue. we want people to start talking about suicide, make sure it's okay to talk about it. we want you to ask someone that may be at risk, know the signs and the symptoms of what someone at risk of suicide would have. >> more than eight million adults report having serious thoughts of suicide in the past year. 2.5 million people report making a suicide attempt in the past year. nearly 16% of students grades 9 through 12 report having seriously considered suicide. 7.8% report having attempted suicide once or more in the past 12 months. suicide can affect anyone. however, middle age men, older men, members of the armed forces and veterans are among populations known to have an increased risk in suicidal behaviors. 4:52. in other health news this morning, drinking heavily may lead to a stroke earlier in life. a new study of stroke survivors
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found people who had three or more alcoholic drinks a day suffered a stroke on average 14 years earlier than people who did not drink a lot. researchers also found among stroke victims who were younger than 60, heavy drinkers were more likely to die within two years. a new study concludes acupuncture may indeed be helpful in treating some chronic pain conditions. the ancient practice is a popular alternative therapy, but to modern medical field doctors continue to question whether or not it really works. a new analysis of 29 trials involving nearly 18,000 patients found those who received the needle therapy reported less pain than those who didn't. time for the question of the morning. here we go. the average one of these costs four times more than it did 25 years ago. but it's only half the size. is it a, bag of chips, b, a bikini, or c, a cell phone?
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>> log on to our facebook fan page. we'd love to hear what you think. we'll have the answer in our 6:00 show. stay with us.
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welcome back. your weather first on this cool, crisp tuesday morning. some mid- to upper 40s in a few spots. you may need a jacket here for a little while but it's going to be a beautiful, near perfect day. lunch time temps in the lower 70s. we'll top out about 78. for the drive home or evening plans, 5:00 p.m. 76. on the northbound side of i- 395, we're looking good here. north of duke street up to the 14th street bridge. all lanes are open. all of the potomac and anacostia crossings are also incident free. i'll be back with more traffic at 5:01. if you have a degree in health information technology, johns hopkins hospital is just one of 20 potential employers looking for you. on thursday, the hospital will
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host a job fair for about 200 health information technology graduates. hopkins is cosponsoring the fair with george washington university and the university of maryland university college. hopkins officials say job opportunities in the field are growing thanks to financial incentives from the federal government for doctors and hospitals to use electronic health records. we all remember that big derecho storm that knocked so many people out of power in june. were you one of the pepco customers who got charged a delivery fee even though you had no power? >> it could be happening all over again. tens of thousands of people who lost power during last weekend's storm could be facing similar charges. >> reporter: it's taken us all day to sort this out but, yes, state regulators say this weekend's storm qualifies for that special rule that allows pepco to charge customers for the delivery of power they did not receive because of the
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outage. when we exposed the law that makes this possible after the derecho, consumers and politicians raid on pepco and regulators and are demanding change. the little known ruling allows utilities to recover partial revenues lost during the first 24 hours after major outage. state regulators are telling us pepco can again for this storm ask customers to pay back the tran mission fees lost when they were disconnected. during the summer storm, pepco and bge both qualified and they will be billing customers over a billion dollars alone. they'll be charging not for the legal industries by but -- electricity but for the delivery fee. pepco wouldn't respond to our questions. i bet you want to know how much you're going to be seeing in your bill. well, although pepco has claimed it labels the charge, state regulators tell me pepco does not identify the billing
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separately. as for how much pepco could pocket for this weekend's outage, an answer to that could take months. good morning. thank you for watching 9news now at 5:00 a.m. i'm andrea roane. we're glad you're here. it's just about 5:00. we're close to it. good morning. i'm mike hydeck. good morning, monika samtani. >> good morning. >> she's very tired staying up watching tennis. so did andrea. >> it was incredible. >> what an incredible forecast. it's nice and cool out there, cool and crisp, a great morning. temps in the 40s in many areas. we'll have a near perfect day. this could be one of the best days of the year weather wise. we're going to beat yesterday. let's get you started with a look at the day planner. i think we're going to beat it because the winds will be much lighter. yesterday was breezy. today light winds out of the north at 5 miles


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